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Learn from pro-authors while you drive, exercise or garden. Download author training to your MP3, iPod or computer for free and easy listening.
Enjoy two sessions with William Weaver. During the first, "Writing Life Into Fiction," Weaver teaches how to transform life experiences into dramatic, publishable short stories and novels. During the second hour, Will shares some of his journey as an author, including the Minnesota connection and philanthropic support of actor Ned Beatty and his wife, Sandy.
Ian Graham Leask is an author, editor, publisher and writing instructor. During his first workshop he teaches how to work with publishers and media producers including the key factors that make publishers and media show hosts say, “Yes” to new authors. In his second segment, you will gain insight into what the best agents and editors read and be inspired to discover more depth and clarity in your own writing.
Pat Dennis is an author/commedian who has given more than 600 live comedy performances. During her first segment, "Die Laughing: Writing the Humorous Mystery," you will learn the specific strategies that will help you write humor and mystery to capture the attention of readers, publishers and media program directors. Her second hour contains the live comedy performance, "Humor, Hotdish & Who Dunnits."
Marnie Swedberg offers a 2-hour training program for authors considering publishing in eBook format. If you have a book idea that is ready for the public, but you either can't get the attention of an agent, or want to publish it for a smaller market, this class is for you! Marnie shares the strategies she used to take an idea to Amazon-eBook in just 14 days, and how you can do it, too.
William Kent Krueger take the mystery out of mystery writing during his segment on how to write a suspenseful book from the mystery angle, including an in-session writing project. During his second hour, "For Love or Money: Six Reasons to Write," Krueger explains how your life experiences are significant and valuable and strategizes about how to capture and express our stories.
Mary Casanova offers a one-hour training segment on "How to Write a Picture Book." She discusses how she approaches this elusive art form and offer ideas on how you, too, can pursue writing a children’s picture book.
If you are an author, or want to be one, be sure to download and listen to these training programs provided by the Northwest Regional Libraries, avaialble from http://www.nwrlib.org/
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Marnie Swedberg is the Expo Producer of the NW Regional Library Spring Author Expo featuring seven Minnesota authors at seven Minnesota libraries over seven weeks. Learn more about her at http://www.Marnie.com.